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rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The
smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum gage for cord sets
Total length of cord in feet
0 - 25
0 - 50
51 - 100
0 - 6 A
6 - 10 A
10 - 12 A
12 - 16 A
WARNING: Blades coast after turn off. Serious
personal injury may result.
WARNING: ALWAYS wear proper personal hearing
protection that conforms to ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) during
use. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Under
some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product
may contribute to hearing loss.
WARNING: ALWAYS use proper eye protection. All
users and bystanders must wear proper eye protection that
conforms to ANSI Z87.1.
WARNING: ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES.
Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses. Also use
face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty.
ALWAYS wear certified safety equipment:
f ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3).
f ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection.
f NIOSH/OSHA respiratory protection.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities
contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
f Lead from lead-based paints,
f Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
f Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how
often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
f Work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved
safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
f Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities. Wear protective clothing
26 - 50
51 - 100
101 - 200
and wash exposed areas with soap and water.
Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the
skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Wear appropriate hearing protection during
use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise
from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
101 - 150
f Snagging the lower guard on a surface below
the material being cut can momentarily
201 - 300
reduce operator control. The saw can lift partially
out of the cut increasing the chance of blade twist.
Ensure there is sufficient clearance under the
f When necessary to raise lower guard manually,
use the retracting lever.
f Keep the Blades Clean and Sharp. Sharp blades
minimize stalling and kickback. The use of dull and/
or dirty blades can increase the saw loading causing
the operator to push harder which promotes twisting.
WARNING: Laceration Hazard. Keep hands away
from cutting areas. Keep hands away from blades. Never
place hands in front of or behind the path of the blade
while cutting. Do not reach underneath work while blade is
rotating. Do not attempt to remove cut material when blade
f Support large panels. Large panels must be
supported as shown (Fig. A) in this manual to minimize
the risk of blade pinching and kickback. Material
supported only at the ends (Fig. B) will lead to blade
pinching. When cutting operation requires the resting
of the saw on the workpiece, the saw shall be rested
on the larger portion and the smaller piece cut off.
f Use only correct blades and blade assembly
components when mounting blades. Do not use
blades with incorrect size holes. Never use defective
or incorrect blade washers or bolts. Follow blade
f Adjustments. Before cutting be sure depth and bevel
adjustments are tight.
f Support and secure the work properly. Insure
that the material to be cut is clamped (Fig. C) and
solidly supported and balanced on a strong, stable
and level work surface. Support the work so that
the wide portion of the saw shoe is on the portion of
the material that doesn't fall after the cut is made.
Never hold cut off piece by hand (Fig. D). KICKBACK
from blade pinch can result. Keep both hands on saw
at all times.
f Stay alert and exercise control. Keep body
positioned to one side of blade. Always maintain
a firm grip and control of saw with both hands. Do not
change hand grip or body position while saw is
running. Take precaution to avoid injury from cut off
pieces and other falling material during operation.
Danger! Release switch immediately if blade binds
or saw stalls.